how to crochet a giraffe free pattern

How to crochet a giraffe- FREE pattern

Welcome back to my blog crocheter! Today, I introducing you to Thomas the Giraffe – the cutest, most huggable giraffe you’ll ever meet!
 
With its adorable design and playful spirit, Thomas the Giraffe is sure to bring a smile to your face and make any child happy. So let’s get started and bring this lovable creature to life!

 

Thomas is made with a simple crochet technique, and with its whimsical design and soft, cuddly texture, this giraffe will be a beloved addition to any nursery or playroom. The pattern includes step-by-step instructions, making it easy for you to bring Thomas to life.

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Size of the crochet bear: If you use the recommended size hook and yarn weight the pattern provides, the bear will be 30cm/ 11.8 inches.

Skills: This is a beginner-friendly pattern. Basic amigurumi crochet skills are needed. Magic ring, Single crochet, increase and decrease. The head, ears and arms are apart from the body.

What you will need to crochet this amigurumi Giraffe

  • 3.5mm crochet hook

Yarn:

  • Colour A: Nose/ hoofs 60g
  • Colour B: Face/body/legs 90g
  • Colour C&D: Spots and hair 50g each
  • black embroidery thread for nose and brows
  • scissors
  • stuffing
  • 10/12 mm safety eyes (optional)
  • stitch marker
  • tapestry needle
  • Wire pet grooming brush for mane
  • SC: Single Crochet
  • INC: INCrease
  • DEC: DECrease
  • CH: Chain
  • SLP: Slip stitch
  • MC: Magic Circle
  • BLO: Back loop only
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Here is the free crochet giraffe pattern:

HEAD:

Start at the front with the nose

Colour A: 

1: MC, 6 SC [6]

2: (INC) x 6 [12]

3: (INC, SC) x6 [18]

4: (INC, 2 SC) x6 [24]

5: (INC, 3 SC) x6 [30]

6: (INC, 4 SC) x6 [36]

7: (INC, 5 SC) x6 [42]

8-11: SC in each st around [42] 

Change to color B: (Yellow)

12-14: SC in each st around [42] 

15: (INC, 6 SC) x6 [48]

16: (INC, 7 SC) x6 [54]

Insert eyes between rounds 14/15, about 14 stitches apart

17-20: SC in each st around [54] 

21: (DEC, 7 SC) x6 [48]

22: (DEC, 6 SC) x6 [42]

23: SC in each stitch around [42]

24: (DEC, 5 SC) x6 [36]

25: (DEC, 4 SC) x6 [30]

26: (DEC, 3 SC) x6 [24] – Start stuffing the head

27: (DEC, 2 SC) x6 [18]

28: (DEC, SC) x6 [12]

Stuff the head firmly

Slip stitch and weave in the yarn end.

 

FACE SHAPING:

Take a strand of yarn, the same colour as the giraffe, and knot it on the side, where the eye is, squeeze the face between your thumb and index finger, and work your needle back and forth between the two eyes. Pull yarn tight each time to form the eye sockets “Dents” in the face.

 

FACE DETAILS:

Using black cotton thread, Embryoid has two long stitches for the nose and two shorter stitches for the brows.

 

 

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HORNS: Make two

Colour A:

1: MC, 6 SC [6]

2: (INC) x6 [12]

3: (INC, SC) x6 [18]

4-5: SC in each st around [18] 

6: (DEC, SC) x6 [12]

Change to colour B: (Yellow)

7: SC in each stitch [12]

8-10: SC in each st around [12] 

11: ( DEC, 2 SC) x6 [9]

12: SC in each st around [9]

End with a slip stitch, leaving a strand of yarn to attach the horn to the head.

Stuff the horns

Attach the horns right on top of the head, horns should have a 10/12 stitches gap between them. Placed across from the eyes

EARS: Make two

Colour B: 

1: MC, 4 SC [4]

2: (INC, SC) x2 [6]

3: SC in each st around [6]

4: (INC) x6 [12]

5: SC in each st around [12]

6: (INC, SC) x6 [18]

7: SC in each stitch around [18]

8: (DEC, SC) x6 [12]

9: SC in each st around [12]

10: (DEC) x6 [6]

11: SC in each stitch [6]

EAR NOTES:

Don’t stuff the ears, End off with a slip stitch, leaving a strand of yarn for sewing. The ears should be attached right next to the side of the head. They should be just below the horns, about 3 stitches down.

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BODY:

Colour B: 

1: MC, 6 SC [6]

2: (INC) x6 [12]

3: (INC, SC) x6 [18]

4: (INC, 2 SC) x6 [24]

5: (INC, 3 SC) x6 [30]

6: (INC, 4 SC) x6 [36]

7: (INC, 5 SC) x6 [42]

8: (INC, 6 SC) x6 [48]

9-12: SC in each stitch around [48] 

13: (DEC, 6 SC) x6 [42]

14: (DEC, 5 SC) x6 [36]

15-18: SC in each st around [36] 

19: (DEC, 4 SC) x6 [30]

20-24: SC in each st around [30] 

Start stuffing the body

25: (DEC, 3 SC) x6 [24]

26-28: SC in each st around [24]

29: (DEC, 2 SC) x6 [18]

Stuff the body fully by this point

30: SC in each stitch around [18]

Stuff the body firmly. End with a slip stitch, leaving a strand of yarn to attach the body to the head.

 

Attaching the head:

I use stitch markers to keep the head in place when sewing it on. Using the markers to keep the head in place, use your tapestry needle to sew all around the head going into each stitch of the neck section. Watch my YouTube video of Charles the donkey by clicking on the link at the top of this pattern.

 

 

SPOTS:

Colour D: (Brown)

The spots consist of long stitches, placed next to each other. You create them by using a long strand of brown yarn and your tapestry needle. Spots can be placed at random all over the body.

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LEGS: Make 4

Colour C: 

1: MC, 6 SC [6]

2: (INC) x6 [12]

3: (INC, SC) x6 [18]

4: (INC, 2 SC) x6 [24]

5: (INC, 3 SC) x6 [30]

6: BLO, SC in each st around [30]

7: (DEC, 3 SC) x6 [24]

8: (DEC, 2 SC) x6 [18]

Stuff the hoof

Change to Colour B: 

Continue stuffing the leg as you increase the rounds

9: (DEC, SC) x6 [12]

10-23: SC in each st around [12] 

Pinch the leg between your index and thumb and slip stitch across, closing it up.

Fasten off and leave a strand of yarn to sew the legs to the body

Notes on legs:

Front legs: Attach at the front of the body, on round 25, and leave two stitches open between the front legs.

Back legs: Attach at the bottom of the body, between rounds 4 and 8 counting from the MC in the center. They should be in line with the outer corner of the front legs.

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TAIL:

Colour B: 

1: MC, 6 SC [6]

2-18: SC in each st around [6] 

No need to stuff

End with a slip stitch, leaving a strand of yarn to attach the tail to the body, between rounds 8-9.

HAIR TAIL AND HEAD:

Colour C/D: 

You will need to take some of your colour C/D yarn and cut about 70 strands of yarn approximately 8cm long.

Weaving hair method:

Weave in the hair by inserting your hook under a stitch on the giraffe’s head. Hook your hair strand and pull up a loop, Take both strands of yarn, yarn over and pull through the loop on your hook. continue weaving the hair in till you feel you have enough. Cut the hair to an even length and then using a wire pet brush, comb gently through the hair.

A faster way to attach hairs:

A faster way to get the hair done is a second method where you surface stitch, “Loopy stitches”, cut the loops, brush out the hair, and trim it down. 

 

And you are done! I hope you enjoyed making this giraffe as much as I did! 

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